a. The Maintenance Allocation Chart assigns maintenance functions to
of the lower maintenance level, be specifically authorized by the maintenance
the lowest category of maintenance based on past experience and the
officer of the level of maintenance to which the function is assigned. The
special tools, equipment, etc. required by the lower level of maintenance to
perform this function will be furnished by the maintenance level to which the
(1) Skills available.
function is assigned. This transfer of a maintenance function to a lower
maintenance level does not relieve the higher maintenance level of the
(2) Work time required.
responsibility for the function. The higher level of maintenance will provide
technical supervision and inspection of the function being performed at the
(3) Tools and test equipment required and/or available.
b. Only the lowest category of maintenance authorized to perform a
g. Changes to the Maintenance Allocation Chart will be based on
maintenance function is indicated. If the lowest maintenance category cannot
continuing evaluation and analysis by responsible technical personnel and on
perform all tasks of any single maintenance function (e.g., test, repair), then
reports received from field activities.
the higher maintenance level(s) that can accomplish additional tasks will also
B-3. MAINTENANCE FUNCTIONS
c. A maintenance function assigned to a maintenance category will
Maintenance functions will be limited to and defined as follows:
automatically be authorized to be performed at any higher maintenance
a. Inspect. To determine the serviceability of an item by comparing its
physical, mechanical, and/or electrical characteristics with established
d. A maintenance function that cannot be performed at the assigned
standards through examination.
category of maintenance for any reason may be evacuated to the next higher
maintenance category. Higher maintenance categories will perform the
b. Test. To verify serviceability by measuring the mechanical or
maintenance functions of lower maintenance categories when required or
electrical characteristics of an item and comparing those characteristics with
directed by the commander that has the authority to direct such tasking.
e. The assignment of a maintenance function will not be construed as
c. Service. Operations required periodically to keep an item in proper
authorization to carry the related repair parts or spares in stock. Information
operating condition, i.e., to clean (includes decontaminate, when required), to
to requisition or otherwise secure the necessary repair parts will be as
preserve, to drain, to paint, or to replenish fuel, lubricants, chemical fluids, or
specified in the associated Repair Parts and Special Tools List (RPSTL).
f. Normally there will be no deviation from the assigned level of
maintenance. In cases of operational necessity, maintenance functions
assigned to a maintenance level may, on a one-time basis and at the request